Tag Archives: Airline Employee Injury law

No Benefits for Airline Employee’s Unexplained Fall

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“Not every workplace injury is recognized under the Virginia Workers Compensation law,” notes National Airport and Dulles Airport accident lawyer Doug Landau.  “In fact, many airport comp claims are denied by the airlines and airports authority under the restrictive laws of Virginia.” In a case reported in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, an airline employee who fell

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Airport Ground Crew are Vulnerable on the Air Operations Area (AOA)

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Airline ground crew and airport personnel are vulnerable on the air operations area (“AOA”) because of the numerous vehicles that are maneuvering — sometimes in very tight spaces. In addition, most of these workers are wearing ear protection which limits their ability to hear danger coming from behind.  With jet engines running, it is sometimes

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Red Light, Green Light is no Game on the Airport Operations Area

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At most international airports, including the three major airports in the Washington DC Metro area — Baltimore Washington International Airport (“BWI”), Dulles International Airport (“IAD”), and Reagan National Airport (“WAS”) —  there is a ticketing and points system for drivers on the “airport operations area” (AOA) just like on the roads and interstate highways. However,

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Airline Insurance Companies do NOT Volunteer What Benefits Flight Crews and Ground Workers May be due

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Worker’s Compensation insurance companies do not volunteer to tell injured airport workers what additional benefits they may be entitled to, in addition to the basic medical care and partial wage replacement. Avoiding paying “full value” is what insurers do.  Every day. Recently an insurance company for a local airport filed papers with the Virginia Worker’s

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Can I Sue an Airline Passenger for Packing Too Much Stuff in his Suitcase and Injuring My Back?

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If you are an airline employee responsible for moving passengers’ heavy luggage, then you know sometimes you just want to hold someone responsible for packing such heavy bags! “Airline employees who must weigh, transport, and load the passengers’ luggage are at high risk for back and spine injuries,” notes airport injury lawyer Doug Landau. “We

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“Aero Airplane” Lands in Colonial Beach Corn Field

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Cruising at a comfortable speed, passing others on his right, Doug Landau had nearly finished Sunday’s ride when, without any warning, his new silver airplane took off and landed somewhere in a corn field in Colonial Beach.  Lawyer Landau had received the toy plane from his daughter for his July 4th birthday, and he had

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Airline Flight Attendant Sent for Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to Determine Ability to do Other Work after In-Flight Injury

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When an airline worker is injured on the job and receives comp benefits, their employer (or workers comp insurance carrier) can request that they see a doctor not of their choosing, and not for treatment. Under the Virginia workers compensation law, the comp insurer can have the disabled employee seen by a physician, once per

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Airport Employee Fall Not Necessarily Covered by Workers Comp

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Just because an airline, Reagan National or Dulles International Airport employee falls and badly injures themselves at work, they are NOT automatically entitled to the limited benefits available under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. Unlike other sates, where almost anything that happens while an airport worker is “on the clock” are covered, Virginia workers comp

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